MEET CHERYL SNEAD
Office Manger/Inside Sales
As a public accountant in Oklahoma, Cheryl Snead was presented the opportunity to move to Houston, TX and begin her career in industrial sales. Cheryl packed her bags and traveled to her next destination. There, she held an inside sales position while continuing her accounting. For several years she grew relationships with customers and found that the best part of her job was helping the customers. Again in 2001, Cheryl was presented with another opportunity to move to Birmingham, Alabama and develop a positioner company for various flow control markets with Wayne Fleming at Valve Accessories & Controls. While no two days are ever the same, Cheryl diligently performs different tasks which include inside sales, accounting, configuring orders for customers, etc. The many hats Cheryl gets to wear throughout the day is what makes her everyday work day full of excitement. There is joy in the variety and the interactions between her and the customers grow daily.
“It has been exciting to see Valve Accessories start from the ground up with no customers, very little inventory and only two employees…”
Since 2001, Cheryl has seen the company outgrow their first location, move into a new building, add employees, and watch the customer base continue to grow. Cheryl brags on VAC and loves the company and her work life. She says “while we are a small company, we are like a small family. I have been very blessed to work with this group of people.” The industries change over the years, but Cheryl loves that the people she has met, never get out of the business. She said industrial sales can wrap you in and you will be there your whole career but, it is a place she is more than blessed to be in. Cheryl has been a part of VAC’s journey from the beginning. She has been a part of the growth, the success, and now the continuing story of the great company.
While Cheryl is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her cat, attending church and fellowship with her church family, traveling, and other hobbies such as photography, reading, and working in her yard.
MEET RANDY ESTES
Randy began his career as a marketing sales associate at PMV after he graduated from Texas A & M with a degree in Industrial Distribution. Randy worked at PMV for several years before deciding to move on to Valve Accessories and Controls as the Western Regional Sales Manager in 2004. Since that time, he has worked tirelessly to grow his territory by seeking out new distributors as well as OEM’s that want to use/sell a better positioner that is supported by far superior customer service than anyone else in the industry.
Over the years, Randy has learned that building a network and getting to know your customers on a personal level is as important as knowing your customers needs on a business level. While Randy has accomplished many things since he began with VAC 12 years ago, he feels like his greatest accomplishment is playing a crucial role in helping to grow VAC into the company that it is today.
While he knows that there is a large potential for international sales, he believes that there are many more untapped opportunities for sales right here in the USA.
When he’s not working, Randy enjoys coaching his daughter in the sports that she participates in. He also enjoys sailing and is a Lacrosse official for the high school and college level in Texas.
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